The PA Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP) and the Department of Environmental Protection are hosting a Facility Operations Workshop on Energy Efficiency March 14 at the Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center in State College.
The purpose of the workshop is to educate building operators, facility engineers, energy managers, and service personnel (e.g. HVAC technicians) in commercial buildings about how to find and fix energy-wasting practices, while at the same time potentially extending the life of equipment and improving the comfort of building occupants.
The workshop will include Building Re-tuning (BRT) and Building Operator Certificate (BOC) tracks.
Building Re-tuning (BRT) is a systematic process to identify and correct building operational problems that lead to energy waste. It is implemented at no or low cost other than the labor required to perform the re-tuning process.
The BRT track at the workshop will include a blend of classroom training, and building walk-throughs, looking at the building envelope, HVAC, and lighting at various Penn State University campus buildings.
The Building Operator Certificate (BOC) track of this workshop is designed to provide up-to-date information on the latest tools, trends, and best practices for building operators. BOC maintenance points will be earned at the session.
The target participants for this workshop is medium-sized facilities from local government, colleges, and K-12 school facilities located throughout Pennsylvania.
The workshop cost is offset with support from DEP’s PA State Energy Plan funding from the United States Department of Energy.
For all the details and to sign up, visit the Facility Operations Workshop on Energy Efficiency webpage.(Reprinted from the December 8 DEP News. Click Here to sign up for your own copy.)